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Bald Eagle

Scientific Name

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

👀 Animal Footmark

Learn more about them below

Fun Fact!
Did you Know?!
The bald eagle, the national bird of the United States, is not actually bald; its name derives from an old English word, "balde," meaning white.

Life Span

In the wild

20-30 years

at the zoo

Up to 35 years



6.5-14 pounds


28-40 inches



A lot of insects and occasionally plants.


Originated from North America. 

The bald eagle is widespread, found from Alaska and Canada down through the United States to northern Mexico. They favor habitats near large bodies of open water with abundant food supplies and old-growth trees for nesting.

Conservation Status

Least Concern (LC)

Learn more about their conversion status.

The IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Natur maintains the Red List, a global database assessing the conservation status of species. It's a vital tool for tracking endangered species and guiding conservation efforts.

in the twin valleys

Bald Eagle
On Map
Visit them at Brantford Nature's Getaway

Navigate to them across our 25 acres.

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Find them in Brantford